There will be a sixth Stravaganza!

FireDragon-16

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Extremely excited, I put the book on hold at the library and I'm number 3 on the list! :)

Granted I do have to wait until July, but I'm glad I'm on the list and really close to the front!
 

A_I_13

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I will be abroad when it comes out, so I am going to have to wait until September... :(

I seriously hope that Bloomsbury will come to their senses and commission books for the rest of the cities already!! I don't like having the future of one of my favourite book series hanging in the balance...it's too stressful ;)

Mary, jut in case this is the last book, it doesn't end on a cliffhanger or set up a new plot line, does it? because I think that that would really kill me...having the new plots but no books to follow up...
 

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I will be abroad when it comes out, so I am going to have to wait until September... :(

I seriously hope that Bloomsbury will come to their senses and commission books for the rest of the cities already!! I don't like having the future of one of my favourite book series hanging in the balance...it's too stressful ;)

Mary, jut in case this is the last book, it doesn't end on a cliffhanger or set up a new plot line, does it? because I think that that would really kill me...having the new plots but no books to follow up...
OK, I am going to try to answer your points and others' points honestly. Publishing is a commercial industry where decisions are made now almost entirely on how many copies the previous books have sold. Stravaganza has done very well for a series but they don't think they would sell enough copies to justify six or even three more books.

So, although I love and support libraries and have campaigned to save them for over 20 years, I have to say that when my books are borrowed from libraries, that does not count as a sale and contributes towards the publisher's decision. (This is not in my hands, you understand).

I knew before finishing Swords that there would not be any more books (unless a miracle like a film happens). So the ending should be fully satisfactory, although something does happen that does leave the way open for my idea of what books 7-12 would be.

I hope that answers your questions. I am thrilled that my Dutch publishers have taken Swords without having read it in order to keep the publishing schedule on track.(I met them in Bologna last month) Also that I have had the same Dutch translator for all six books.
 

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I've seen the cover of City of Swords and it's amaaaaazing.
If it's the last book or not, I'm sure it will be great.
And there will be more Andrea, riiiiight?
 

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Spoilers in White. I have a question....

Do you think that fabrizio will realize that if he accepts beatrice into his family again, then classe will sort of be under di chimici rule?
 

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Publication is very close now, at least in the UK. 5th July just after I get back from Panama.

To keep you going until then, Luciano and Arianna ahve started a blog charting their relationship with extracts friom the books.

Here is the first real post: http://luciano-and-arianna.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/our-first-meeting.html

And they Tweet as @LCrinamorte and @ARossiDuchessa!

American hardback 21st August.
 

FireDragon-16

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Finished Swords last night. Loved it!

If the series is truly over, I think it was a very good way to end the series. That being said, is there someway we can appeal to Bloomsbury to continue or do we need to wait for some sort of a movie deal to come through for them to reconsider?
 

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Hello Mary and fans!
I also finished the city of Swords few days ago-it was wonderful!

Some happenings were something, that I didn't wait at all. But they were great!

I hope you write more Stravaganzas, Mary... ;)

HAIDI
 

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Hello Mary and fans!
I also finished the city of Swords few days ago-it was wonderful!

Some happenings were something, that I didn't wait at all. But they were great!

I hope you write more Stravaganzas, Mary... ;)

HAIDI
I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Haidi! No more Stravaganzas for the moment, because Bloomsbury don't want to publish any more. I'll maybe come back to this later when I've worked out another way to do it.
 

Haidi

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Hi!
Okay, but I'm so hyppy that Bloomsbury wanted to publish at least these six! ;)

Thanks,
HAIDI
 
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